Bulletin December 23, 2018


December 23, 2018

The Prelude & Lighting of the Advent Candle

Call to Worship Hymn: Emmanuel – Page 204                                    

The Welcome and Invocation: Rev. Dennis Wilkes

Affirmation of Faith:  The Apostles’ Creed – Page 881


Celebrations, Joys and Concerns: Rev. Dennis Wilkes

Lord’s Prayer: Congregation

Gifts of Our Tithes and Offerings – Doxology

Greet One Another – We welcome all visitors.

The Christmas Story in Scripture and Carols

1.  The Birth of Jesus Foretold

      Luke 1:26-35

      Carol:  O Little Town of Bethlehem – Page 230

2.  The Birth of Jesus

      Luke 2:1-7

      Carol:  Silent Night – Page 239

3.  The Shepherds and the Angels

      Luke 2:8-14

      Carol:  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Page 240

4.  The Shepherds Visiting Jesus

      Luke 2:15-20

      Carol:  Go Tell it on the Mountain – Page 251

5.  The Meaning of Christmas

      John 3:16-18

      Carol: Joy to the World – Page 246

Closing Prayer and Benediction: Rev. Dennis Wilkes


Prayer List:

Edward Ellard, Phyllis Freels, Bryce Wiley, Tommy Kelly, Crystal Teague, Chuck and Ginny Wirth, Dylan Wilkes (Dennis and Barbara’s grandson), Aiden, Rylan Gowder (Roger and Faye Craven grandson), Kyron, Lynn Phinney (Clifford’s Daughter), Rebecca Thomas, Darlene McCollum

The Pastor and all members of Confidence UMC and all those lifted up in prayer during this time of worship.

Church Calendar and Updates:

  • Adult Sunday School at 10:00 till 10:45 AM
  • Christmas Eve Service Monday December 24 @ 6:00 PM
  • No Bible Study Wed. December 26 

Birthday’s Celebrations for December:

Roger Craven 12/3, Ella Craven 12/7,  Don Tabor 12/12,                        Joe Caples 12/15, Patrick Kelly 12/17,

Anniversary’s for December:

George and Linda Dean 12/5, Dennis and Barbara Wilkes 12/26

Welcome: All are welcome at this worship celebration.  We especially welcome our first-time guests.  Please visit us again soon.

Pastor’s E-mail address: dbwilkes@windstream.net

Home Phone – 706-282-0499

Web site – avalonngumc.org